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6Jul/110

Installing the EQL HIT kit – VMware Edition

Start by downloading the HIT kit from http://support.equallogic.com/ in the Downloads section
"Accept" the EULA, and save the OVA file
OVA Download

Through vCenter, go to "File" then "Deploy OVF Template..."
Deploy OVF Template

Select the OVA file that was just downloaded
OVA Deploy

Verify the OVF details
OVF Details

Give the new system a name and a location, along with a datastore to reside on
Name
Datastore

Choose the disk format (thin or thick) and assign the networking
Disk Format
Networking

Verify the information, click finish, and wait for the deployment to complete
Verify
Complete

Open the console on the new system
Select the green "power on" button
At the login prompt, login with:
Username: root
Password: eql
Logging In
Initial Menu

Set the Time Zone by selecting Item 1
Select "Americas" by selecting #2
Time Zone Config

Select "United States" by selecting #47
Time Zone Config

Select your proper time zone
Verify the information by selecting #1
Verify the information again, hit the "Enter" key
Time Zone Config

Configure the management network by selecting Item 2
Enter a hostname
Select which NIC to use for the management network (eth0 is default)
Enter an IP
Enter the Network mask
Enter the Gateway
Enter the DNS server
Enter a secondary DNS server
Verify the information, proceed by entering "y"
Verify the information again, hit the "Enter" key
Management Network Config

Configure the storage managment network by selecting Item 3
Enter an IP
Enter the Network mask
Enter the Gateway
Verify the information, proceed by entering "y"
Verify the information again, hit the "Enter" key
Networking Config

Configure the vCenter by selecting Item 4
Enter the name or address of the vCenter
Enter the name of an admin
Enter and re-enter the admin's password
Enter an administrator's email address
Verify the information, proceed by entering "y"
Verify the information again, hit the "Enter" key
vCenter Config

Configure the PS Group by selecting Item 5
Enter the name or IP of the PS group
Enter the name of a PS group admin
Enter and re-enter the admin's password
Verify the information, proceed by entering "y"
Verify the information again, hit the "Enter" key
PS Group Config

Configure View if you use it in your environment, we currently do not so this step was skipped.
Register the plug-in with vCenter by selecting Item 7
Review
Register

Verify the information, proceed by entering "y" and the system will reboot

After the system reboots, go to vCenter and check your plugins to make sure they're there.
Back on the "Home" screen in vCenter, it should look similar to this:
Plugins

Click on the "Equallogic Datastore Manager" and accept the digital signature, then login with your normal vCenter credentials
Datastore Manager
HIT/VE Login

A screen similar to this should be received:
HIT/VE Main Screen

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